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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #150 on: January 09, 2014, 01:28:20 PM »
Hi folks,

I'm gonne buy this lens as soon as possible but before pulling the trigger i think i remember about two versions of this lens. Am i wrong ? Two versions, one was a crappy one and the second is the one you're all talking about.

Anyone about this ?

As far as I know, an early version was supposedly not too great, but anything you buy new now, should be OK. Not sure how to distinguish between the two...

BTW: I positively love this lens!!!
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #150 on: January 09, 2014, 01:28:20 PM »

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #151 on: January 09, 2014, 01:46:30 PM »
The new one has the 'UMC' coating for better flare reduction.
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #152 on: January 09, 2014, 02:20:58 PM »
@TWI by Dustin Abbott

I have read your review and bought this lens (the Samyang version). Thank you for your review, I very like this lens!

Here is my shot from Barcelona:



That is a cool shot!

Thanks!

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #153 on: January 09, 2014, 03:38:03 PM »
The new one has the 'UMC' coating for better flare reduction.

I must have the correct one "Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Aspherical" ;)
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #154 on: January 09, 2014, 07:30:27 PM »
 ::)  Done!  Just pulled the trigger on this one this afternoon!  Ordered the Rokinon Version, with the Red Ring.. hehe!
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #155 on: January 09, 2014, 07:33:56 PM »
::)  Done!  Just pulled the trigger on this one this afternoon!  Ordered the Rokinon Version, with the Red Ring.. hehe!
To be specific, I ordered this one:   Rokinon FE14M-C 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Lens for Canon (Black)

In the description it says it has the "Updated UMC"
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #156 on: January 09, 2014, 09:39:40 PM »
Like some other people have said, I had trouble nailing focus with this lens at 2.8. The 5dIII focus screen was just not accurate enough to portray fine focus in such a wide FOV

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #156 on: January 09, 2014, 09:39:40 PM »

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #157 on: January 10, 2014, 01:05:12 AM »
Like some other people have said, I had trouble nailing focus with this lens at 2.8. The 5dIII focus screen was just not accurate enough to portray fine focus in such a wide FOV

It's even quite difficult with the precision matte in my 5DII. The solution is to get an AF confirmation chip and calibrate it to give you confirmation at the aperture you desire. Be aware there is some focus shift in this lens depending on the aperture used! I use the precision matte to dial in the focus at f/2.8 to f/3.2, and have the AF chip calibrated for f/4 which gives reliable results from f/3.2 and up.
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #158 on: January 10, 2014, 06:32:51 AM »
Just finished chipping my 14mm with a Canon EMF AF chip :)

I had to make a spacer to get the chip's contacts to the correct height, but after that installation and configuration was very easy.

Works like a charm! Very handy to have aperture and focal length data in EXIF. AF confirm and AF adjust also works, but because the DOF is so large there is quite a lot of margin. Live-view x10 works better :)

I find the focus ring a but spongy, there seems to be a bit of a dead area before it catches and changes focus, is that normal?
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #159 on: January 10, 2014, 07:45:34 AM »
Just finished chipping my 14mm with a Canon EMF AF chip :)

I had to make a spacer to get the chip's contacts to the correct height, but after that installation and configuration was very easy.

Works like a charm! Very handy to have aperture and focal length data in EXIF. AF confirm and AF adjust also works, but because the DOF is so large there is quite a lot of margin. Live-view x10 works better :)

I find the focus ring a but spongy, there seems to be a bit of a dead area before it catches and changes focus, is that normal?

I also made a spacer, much in the same way. No complaints about my focus ring, it operates smoothly not spongy.
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #160 on: January 10, 2014, 07:53:15 AM »
Just finished chipping my 14mm with a Canon EMF AF chip :)

I had to make a spacer to get the chip's contacts to the correct height, but after that installation and configuration was very easy.

Works like a charm! Very handy to have aperture and focal length data in EXIF. AF confirm and AF adjust also works, but because the DOF is so large there is quite a lot of margin. Live-view x10 works better :)

I find the focus ring a but spongy, there seems to be a bit of a dead area before it catches and changes focus, is that normal?

I also made a spacer, much in the same way. No complaints about my focus ring, it operates smoothly not spongy.

I chipped mine also (it came with the spacer).  And my focus ring is not spongy at all.  Operates nicely.
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #161 on: January 10, 2014, 09:18:40 AM »
Ok, thanks. I think i'll check it at the store with another one to see how that one feels.
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #162 on: January 10, 2014, 10:48:39 AM »
Just finished chipping my 14mm with a Canon EMF AF chip :)

I had to make a spacer to get the chip's contacts to the correct height, but after that installation and configuration was very easy.

Works like a charm! Very handy to have aperture and focal length data in EXIF. AF confirm and AF adjust also works, but because the DOF is so large there is quite a lot of margin. Live-view x10 works better :)

I find the focus ring a but spongy, there seems to be a bit of a dead area before it catches and changes focus, is that normal?

I also made a spacer, much in the same way. No complaints about my focus ring, it operates smoothly not spongy.

I chipped mine also (it came with the spacer).  And my focus ring is not spongy at all.  Operates nicely.

May I ask where you obtained the chip?
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #162 on: January 10, 2014, 10:48:39 AM »

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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #163 on: January 10, 2014, 11:29:19 AM »
E-bay, look for 'Canon EMF AF chip' or 'AF confirm chip' if you don't need the EXIF data.
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« Reply #164 on: January 10, 2014, 11:47:59 AM »
E-bay, look for 'Canon EMF AF chip' or 'AF confirm chip' if you don't need the EXIF data.

I got a programmable chip (recommended), that allows you to program the max aperture and focal length of the lens, as well as micro focus adjust on the chip itself. I'm sure you can find it on ebay somewhere but I got it here:

http://www.fotoshopaalten.com/nl/af-bevestigings-chip-voor-canon-eos.html
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Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
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